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  • ankal 11:16 pm on April 5, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    Current Newsletter (April 2022) 

    Quote: To teach in a manner that respects and cares for the souls of our students is essential if we are to provide the necessary conditions where learning can most deeply and intimately begin. Bell hooks.

    Image credit: Photo by Marek Piwnicki on Unsplash

     

    ELNET Website

     

    Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,

     

    In This Update:

     

    1. ELNET Announcements
      • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities
      • CTLT Events and Resources
      • Celebrate Learning Week (CLW) Call for Contributions

     

    1. SoTL
      • ISSOTL Call for Reviewers

     

    1. ELNET Announcements 

     

     

    ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca, luisa.canuto@ubc.ca, or robert.crawford@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.

     

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

     

    Celebrate Learning Week (CLW) Call for Contributions

    The 2022 Celebrate Learning Week (CLW) Call for Contributions has now opened! UBCV and UBCO will again collaboratively present this online and in-person initiative from May 9–13, 2022. 

     This year’s theme is Promoting Inclusivity and Accessibility and we invite contributions that demonstrate accessible and effective learning spaces for all students; equity, diversity and inclusion; student experiences; open educational resources; and wellbeing.  

    We appreciate your support with circulating this call for submissions to your colleagues and promoting it to your audience. The 13th annual CLW is open to all UBC faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students. We are accepting proposals until April 13, 2022.

    More information: https://celebratelearning.ubc.ca  

    Event submission link: https://celebratelearning.ubc.ca/events/submission-form/    

     

    CTLT Events

    What I Learned in Class Today: Student Perspectives Film Virtual Launch

    April 12 | 11:00 am–12:30 pm

    The What I Learned In Class Today Project Team is honoured to debut the Renewed Student Perspectives Two-Part Film. The renewed materials are a continuation of the 2007 Original Students Perspective Video, a student led-project that sparked university wide movements and conversations on Indigenous student experiences in the classroom and overall classroom climate when Indigenous topics are discussed. Register.

     

    Unpacking Harmful Phrases

    April 25 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm

    Using anti-oppressive and decolonial frameworks, intervention models and practical tools, participants will engage in group activities and discussion that deconstruct specific harmful phrases and behaviours, their roots, and ways to address them. Register.

     

    Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies

    May 24 | 10:00 am–12:00 pm

    This interactive and practice-based workshop explores complex classroom dynamics, such as microaggressions and tensions when students have conflicting world views. Register.

     

    Teaching Philosophy Statements: Show me the Good Stuff

    May 26 | 10:00–11:30 am 

    Explore what constitutes an effective teaching philosophy statement, and review and discuss strong examples. Register.

     

    Course Design Intensive

    June 14, 16 & 21 | 9:00 am–4:00 pm

    This intensive program offers participants an opportunity to work, individually and collaboratively, to design or re-design a course they are (or will be) teaching. Register.

     

     

    1. SoTL

    Call for Reviewers

    ISSOTL sponsors multiple initiatives that require peer reviews: proposals to the annual conference, submissions to Teaching & Learning Inquiry (ISSOTL’s journal), nominations for awards, applications to the ISSOTL Fellows Program, and other occasional needs for multiple perspectives.

    We invite you to contribute to the work of the Society by adding yourself to ISSOTL’s pool of potential reviewers. Then, when reviewers are needed, you would receive an invitation to serve for that specific reason. (If it’s a busy time, you may always defer to a later occasion.)

    If you’re willing to join the pool, please complete the form.

     

     
  • ankal 11:10 pm on April 5, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    January 2022 Newsletter 

    Quote: Education creates the voice through which human rights can be claimed and protected.

    Universal Declaration of Human Rights

     

    ELNET Website

     

    Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,

     

    In This Update:

     

    1. ELNET Announcements
      • Call for a Co-Chair
      • Supervising Graduate Students: UBCO Update
      • Reminder: ELNET Promotion and Tenure Workshop
      • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities
      • CTLT Events and Resources

     

    1. SoTL
      • Teaching and Wellbeing Community of Practice: a New Year Get-Together
      • SoTL Dissemination Fund (for UBC-V)

     

    1. ELNET Announcements 

     

    Call for a Co-Chair

    ELNET is calling for a co-chair from either campus. This is a great opportunity to build connections across both campuses and to support the EL community. The co-chair’s primary responsibilities are:

    • Plan and facilitate meetings
    • Work with the membership to create an annual plan
    • Track and follow up with appropriate people on action items 

    If you are interested, please email Jannik Eikenaar (jannik.eikenaar@ubc.ca) with a brief statement of interest and brief summary of relevant qualifications.

     

    Supervising Graduate Students: Okanagan campus update

    The Okanagan Senate recently approved revisions to the College of Graduate Studies’ policy regarding supervision, making it easier for EL-stream faculty to supervise graduate students. As the revised policy states, “The intent … is to create the opportunity for graduate supervision where appropriate, but not to create an expectation of graduate supervision as part of the role.” Great news!

    The updated policy is available here: https://gradstudies.ok.ubc.ca/policies-procedures/supervisors/

     

    Reminder: ELNET Promotion & Tenure workshop

    January 27, 2022 @12:00-1:30pm

    This event is intended to help educational leadership stream faculty gain insight into the process of career progression, including developing a thorough and concise dossier for promotion purposes. This event is an annual offering.

     

    Panel Presenters

    Suzie Lavallee (Professor of Teaching, Forestry, UBCV)

    Richard Plunkett (Associate Professor of Teaching, Biology, UBCO)

    Karen Ragoonaden (Professor of Teaching, Education, Univ. of Manitoba)

    Mark Schaller (Professor, Psychology, UBCV)

    Jonathan Verrett (Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemical and Biological Engineering, UBCV)

    Jay Wickenden (Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemistry, UBCV)

     

    Please RSVP before Friday, January 21, 2022 at 9am to attend. All are welcome!

     

    Organized by: Zoë Soon; Saori Hoshi and Nina Hewitt, on behalf of the ELNET team!

     

     

    ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca, luisa.canuto@ubc.ca, or robert.crawford@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.

     

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

     

    CTLT Events and Resources

    Events

    Evaluating Open Educational Resources (OER) Projects

    February 8 | 9:00–10:00 am | Online

    Introducing evaluation frameworks, identifying strategies and discussing OER opportunities, this workshop offers guidance to those working on an OER Fund project or incorporating OER into their teaching and learning. Register.

     

    Holding Indigenous Topics with Care in the Classroom

    February 8 | 10:30 am–12:00 pm | Online

    Through the What I Learned In Class Today project, learn how to intentionally approach Indigenous content and topics in the classroom and how this can create a supportive and positive learning experience for all students. Register.

     

    Classroom Evaluation and Research: Do I Need Ethics Approval?

    February 9 | 1:00–2:30 pm | Online

    Learn more about what type of classroom inquiry might require Behavioural Research Ethics Board approval, what work can be done without ethics review, and ethical considerations for conducting research and evaluation in the classroom. Register.

     

    Journey into Course Design

    February 9 & 16 | 9:00 am–12:00 pm | Online

    In this two-part workshop, journey through three stages of course design: reflecting on situational factors, writing learning outcomes and exploring assessment options, and instructional strategies to support learners. Register.

     

    H5P Symposium

    February 22 & 23 | 9:00 am–3:00 pm | Online

    This multi-day H5P symposium introduces H5P as a free open-source html tool. Learn about its strengths and limitations and explore successful examples of implementation and course integration for various content types. Register.

     

    Recording

    What Would an Accessible University Look Like? Perspectives of Disabled Instructors at UBC

    Learn what accessibility and inclusivity mean to disabled instructors and gain insight into what types of support and resources might be effective in making the university more accessible and inclusive. Watch now.

     

    1. SoTL

    Teaching and Wellbeing Community of Practice: a New Year Get-Together

    As many of us are busy with the shift to teaching online (yet again!), the New Year get-together has been rescheduled to February 1st, 10 to 11 am . In addition to celebrating the start of a new year, Dr. Sally Stewart will share key findings on student and faculty wellbeing from the TEACHERS Project and Learning and Teaching Beyond COVID project. We will then collectively envision how we can support wellbeing through teaching in 2022.

    In this meeting, we will:

    • Review and reflect on wellbeing recommendations made from the Learning and Teaching Beyond COVID project 
    • Share and celebrate projects, initiatives and resources in support of teaching of wellbeing from last year 
    • Share our personal visions on wellbeing and explore how the CoP may support our collective goals in 2022

    Please RSVP here.

    SoTL Dissemination Fund (UBC-V)

     

    The Office of the Provost and VP Academic offers $20,000 per year to support dissemination of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Funds are managed and adjudicated by the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL).

     

    The Dissemination Fund supports journal processing feedback, conference registration, travel costs, etc. All full time faculty at UBC-V are eligible to apply. 

    Deadline: Ongoing. Please see the Fund page for more information.

     
  • ankal 3:24 pm on January 17, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    November 2021 Newsletter 

    Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,

     

    In This Update:

     

    1. ELNET Announcements
      • ELNET Promotion and Tenure Workshop
      • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities
      • CTLT Events and Resources

     

    1. SoTL
      • TEACHERS Project
      • CFP: SoTL Seed Program
      • SoTL Dissemination Fund

     

    1. ELNET Announcements 

     

    ELNET Promotion & Tenure workshop

    January 27, 2022 @12:00-1:30pm

    This event is intended to help educational leadership stream faculty gain insight into the process of career progression, including developing a thorough and concise dossier for promotion purposes. This event is an annual offering.

     

    Panel Presenters

    Suzie Lavallee (Professor of Teaching, Forestry, UBCV)

    Richard Plunkett (Associate Professor of Teaching, Biology, UBCO)

    Karen Ragoonaden (Professor of Teaching, Education, Univ. of Manitoba)

    Mark Schaller (Professor, Psychology, UBCV)

    Jonathan Verrett (Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemical and Biological Engineering, UBCV)

    Jay Wickenden (Associate Professor of Teaching, Chemistry, UBCV)

     

    Please RSVP before Friday, January 21, 2022 at 9am to attend. All are welcome!

     

    Organized by: Zoë Soon; Saori Hoshi and Nina Hewitt, on behalf of the ELNET team!

     

     

    ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca, luisa.canuto@ubc.ca, or robert.crawford@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.

     

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

     

    CTLT Events and Resources

    Partnering with Students in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

    November 25 | 2:00-3:20 pm | IKBLC, Dodson Room 302

    Brett McCollum, Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL) explores the practice of students as partners in SoTL through examples from his research. Register

     

    Exploring Complex Classroom Dynamics Using Case-Studies

    December 1 | 10:00 am-12:00 pm | Online

    Explore complex classroom dynamics, such as microaggressions and tensions when students have conflicting world views. Register

     

    CTLT Winter Institute

    December 6-9 | Online

    The 2021 online CTLT Winter Institute is a week of complimentary professional development workshops for instructors that focus on the fundamentals of teaching and learning practices, and resources to support a sustainable, inclusive and thriving community at UBC. This year, the annual initiative will feature over 15 sessions including workshops supporting wellbeing and accessibility, events related to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion across the teaching and learning community and introductions to units and resources around campus. Register

     

    Holding Indigenous Topics with Care in the Classroom

    December 9 | 9:00-10:30 am | Online

    Learn how to intentionally approach Indigenous content and topics in the classroom and how this can create a supportive and positive learning experience for all students. Register

     

    Promoting Inclusion and Accessibility through Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Panel Discussion

    December 9 | 2:30-4:00pm | Online

    Gain an understanding of UDL principles, explore the role UDL plays in supporting diverse learners and be inspired to implement UDL principles into your own teaching context.

    Register

     

     

    1. SoTL

    TEACHERS Project

    Student Wellbeing; We know you care!

    We are inviting your participation in the next phase of our TEACHERS Project research beginning in Dec.  We will support you in implementing simple, evidence- based classroom practices to support student wellbeing.  The aim is to NOT add more to your “to do” list but to find practices that work for your teaching style, comfort, class setting etc. Our first phases of research have shown great success for students and professors felt supported in their efforts.  Collectively we can have a huge impact on student wellbeing if we all do a little something in our classrooms.  Please join us!  You may already be doing something so let’s bring awareness and more intention to those practices.  Click here to access our toolkit and reach out to either Sally or Jannik to indicate your interest.  We plan to connect with you late Nov./early Dec. and/or Jan. to get ready for

    winter classes. Thank you for your consideration of participation.

    sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca

    jannik.eikenaar@ubc.ca

     

    >>> Call for Proposals: SoTL Seed Program

     

    The UBC Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Technology offer a support program for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The SoTL Seed Program provides graduate research assistants, collegial support, and complementary funding for projects that seek to research and evaluate impactful pedagogies. Selected projects broaden our understanding of teaching and learning in higher education and show a potential for significant contributions to the UBC community and beyond. 

     

    Projects are strategically selected to reflect the breadth of work at UBC in terms of disciplines, scholarly approaches, and expertise. 

     

    Deadline: December 20, 2021. Please see the Program page for more information. 

     

     

    >>> Rolling Call for Proposals: SoTL Dissemination Fund

    Last year the Provost Office announced a new fund to support the publishing and dissemination of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning work. The funds are managed and adjudicated by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL). 

    The Dissemination Fund supports journal processing feedback, conference registration, travel costs, etc. All full time faculty at UBC-V are eligible to apply. 

    Deadline: Ongoing. Please see the Fund page for more information.

     

     

     
  • ankal 2:13 pm on December 20, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    June 2021 Newsletter 

    Quote: So often you find that the students you’re trying to inspire are the ones that end up inspiring you. –Sean Junkins

    ELNET Website

     

    Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,

     

    In This Update:

     

    1. ELNET Announcements
      • ELNET Call for Leadership 2021/22
      • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder
    2. PD Resources and Opportunities
      • Inclusive Teaching and Learning Symposium
      • UBC’s Curriculum Map
      • AWB Virtual Volunteer Opportunity
      • CTLT Workshops
    3. SoTL
      • Survey Invitation Reminder: Effective Personalized Feedback

     

    1. ELNET Announcements 

    ELNET Call for Team Members 2020/21

    As many of you know, there is a group at UBC-V and UBC-O called the “Educational Leadership Network Engagement Team” (ELNET) which plans events and raises awareness about the work of those in the Educational Leadership stream. You can see our Vision and Mission here: https://blogs.ubc.ca/edleadershipnetwork/about/

     

    In 2021-22, there are several ELNET openings and we are asking for those who are interested to contact us. As in recent years, we are trying to have a mirrored structure between UBC-O and UBC-V with a representative for each position for each campus.

     

    Openings

    • Co-chair (from the Vancouver campus): Responsible for leading ELNET activities and initiatives, scheduling and chairing meetings, and communicating with UBC leadership.
    •   Internal and External Professional Development Liaisons: Responsible for coordinating with other organizations inside of UBC (eg. CTL, CTLT, etc.) and outside of UBC (eg. STLHE, ). One opening, preferably for a candidate from UBC-O.
    •   Educational Leadership Events Coordinators: Responsible for event planning, in the past we have had 2 events in a year. One opening, preferably for a candidate from UBC-V.

     

    Time Commitment

    ELNET meets monthly during the Winter terms, with one or two other meetings as needed. Additional time commitments depend on the particular role one is fulfilling.

     

     

    Interested? Questions?

    If you are interested in joining ELNET, please send the following to the Chair, Jannik Eikenaar (Jannik.Eikenaar@ubc.ca), by July 2, 2021:

    • statement of interest in the position–why you are interested, any relevant experience you might have (though experience isn’t necessary!)

     

    We aim to have a balance of people on the ELNET in terms of rank and home Faculty. See here for a current list of the ELNET members, their ranks, and their Faculties.

     

    We look forward to hearing from all those interested.

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Jannik Eikenaar, on behalf of the UBC Educational Leadership Network Engagement Team (ELNET)

     

     

    ELNET Mentorship Program

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or robert.crawford@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.

     

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

     

    Inclusive Teaching and Learning Symposium

    The Vantage College Intercultural Communication (ICC) Committee is hosting a symposium focusing on inclusive teaching and learning to better include, engage, and support English language learners, international students, and first-year students. We are inviting UBC Educators (faculty, staff, and TAs) to attend.

     

    Symposium Date: Tuesday, June 29th 2021

    •       Consists of online round table discussions focusing on inclusive teaching and learning to better include, engage, and support English language learners, international students, and first-year students.
    •       Keynote Panel Discussion by Intercultural Communication Experts
    •       The symposium is supported by UBC Equity Enhancement Fund and Vantage College

     

    For further information and to register, please visit our website: http://symposium.vantagecollege.ubc.ca

     

    UBC’s Curriculum Map

    UBC’s Curriculum MAP is a mapping, alignment and planning tool for course and program development. The website’s current features lead instructors through three main components of their courses to identify the alignment among them:

    1.       course learning outcomes,
    2.       assessment methods, and,
    3.       teaching and learning activities.

     

    At the end, instructors may map their course learning outcomes to a set of program learning outcomes, yielding a summary of all course components in a PDF format for further mapping, analysis, and planning (MAP). The user may also choose to create/produce their course syllabus using the website.

    This video, a live demo, recorded during Celebrate Learning 2021 shares examples of ways in which this website can help instructors enhance their courses and programs from a pedagogical perspective. The website will continue to expand its features during the Summer and Fall 2021 so viewers are welcome to provide feedback and ideas.

    AWB Virtual Volunteer Opportunity: Mentoring in Best Teaching Practices

     

    In partnership with AWB, African Development University is seeking volunteers to act as faculty mentors to enhance the teaching skills of the faculty associates (junior faculty members). African Development University is a nonprofit institution in Niamey, Niger.

     

    The volunteer opportunity will involve working online with the faculty and leadership team to conduct a situational analysis and needs assessment for teaching mentorship. The volunteer activity will continue with the development of a coaching strategy and topic-specific training workshops for the faculty associates.

     

    We are looking for 1 or more volunteer(s).

     

    The volunteer should have a PhD or master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent academic qualifications and teaching experience and expertise in online instruction. Applicants who are bilingual in English and French are especially encouraged to apply.

     

    Application deadline: June 24, 2021

     

    SEE THE OPPORTUNITY

     

    Need more information?

    Contact Corrie Young, Associate Executive Director, Projects & Network at cyoung@awb-usf.org

     

    CTLT Workshops

     

    Teaching and Development Program 

    August 2021–April 2022

    This 10-month program helps new faculty build a foundation for their teaching careers by providing a network of support, as well as professional development opportunities focused on teaching practices. Register.

     

    Online Course Design Showcase Series: You Can’t Do it All, But You Can Do Quite a Bit: Transforming Team-based Learning OSOT 553 Online

    June 22 | 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

    At this month’s Online Course Design Showcase, join facilitators as they walk through evaluating a two-term occupational therapy program course and its term-based learning approach to course design and delivery. Register.

     

    Inclusive Teaching: What is it and Why Does it Matter?

    June 22 | August 25

    Be introduced to the literature underpinning inclusive teaching, discuss why inclusive practices in the classroom are important and explore a range of inclusive teaching practices and resources. Register.

     

    Developing Your Skills as a Peer Reviewer of Teaching: Introductory Workshop

    June 22 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    The formative peer review of teaching is a process designed to provide feedback to instructors about their teaching. It is an opportunity for all involved to engage in collegial conversations about teaching and student learning. Register by June 9.

    RESOURCE/RECORDING

    Celebrate Learning Week Event Recordings

    UBC’s 12th annual Celebrate Learning Week was a week-long online showcase that took place from May 17-23, 2021. Browse through the video library celebrating teaching and learning opportunities at UBC. Watch now. 

     

    1. SoTL

    Survey Invitation Reminder: Effective Personalized Feedback: Developing Resources, Practices and Capacity to Provide Personalized Feedback to Students at Scale, Across Disciplines

     

    Dear Colleague,

     

    Targeted and well-timed feedback is essential for student development and advancement (Ambrose et al., 2010) but with increasing class sizes and limited instructor time, personalized feedback is difficult to provide.

     

    In this university-wide survey, we ask how instructors design and deliver feedback to students. We explore instructor perceptions on the usefulness of feedback to instruction and their student’s learning. This survey will ask about your feedback methods before the COVID-19 pandemic and during the pandemic.

     

    We are eager to examine instructor perceptions to:

    1. Develop guidelines/best practices for providing personalized feedback at scale;
    2. Build capacity for faculty to provide discipline-specific personalized feedback

    We ask for your participation in a short 10-15 minute survey found here or by clicking on the link provided below. Your responses will be held in strict confidence, and only members of the research team will have access to the raw data; all responses will remain anonymous.

     

    At the end of the survey, you will be directed to an alternate page where you can choose to receive a summary of the survey findings and/or participate in follow-up conversations.

     

    The survey can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

    https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5owmaarWCrWWK5E

     

    Silvia Bartolic, Associate Professor of Teaching, Sociology

    Principal Investigator

    bartolic@mail.ubc.ca

     

    Project Team:

    Simon Bates, Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, simon.bates@ubc.ca

    Firas Moosvi, Teaching and Learning Fellow, Master of Data Science Program, fmoosvi@phas.ubc.ca

    Sandra Brown, Instructor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, sandra.brown@ubc.ca

    Jonathan Verrett, Instructor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, jonathan.verrett@ubc.ca

    Alireza Bagherzadeh, Instructor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, alireza.bagherzadeh@ubc.ca

    Nick Hall, Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies, Nick.Hall@ubc.ca

    Brianne Orr-Alvarez, Instructor, Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies, brianne.orr@ubc.ca

    Elisa Baniassad –  Senior Instructor, Department of Computer Science, ebani@cs.ubc.ca

    Luisa Canuto, Instructor, Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies, luisa.canuto@ubc.ca

     

     
  • ankal 11:53 am on September 18, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    Report on Inclusive Excellence in Educational Leadership 

    The Report on Inclusive Excellence in Educational Leadership presents the results of a survey conducted between April and May 2021. The mandate of the survey was to gain a greater understanding of roles and responsibilities of faculty in this rank (section A of the survey), to identify systemic supports and systemic barriers impacting career progression of EL faculty and to proceed with a request for self-identification to determine who populates this stream (section B of the survey).

     

    This survey is positioned in the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives from the UBC President’s Office. Along with the Senior Faculty Advisor to the President, four executive members of the Educational Leadership Network Engagement Team (ELNET) served on a working committee to define the parameters of the survey, to participate in the analysis of the responses and to collaboratively develop the recommendations. Along with a high response rate of 45%, these findings demonstrate a slightly to much higher percentage of equity-deserving designated groups populating the ranks of faculty in the Educational Leadership stream.

     

    Please refer to the sections on Recommendations and Next Steps  for further direction.

    Report. Inclusive Excellence in Educational Leadership.September 2021

     
  • ankal 10:24 am on April 30, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    April 2021 Newsletter 

    Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,

     

    In This Update:

     

    1. ELNET Announcements
      • EL Work Equity Survey
      • Call for Presenters: Love It or Lose It: Ideas to Keep in Your Teaching Practice and Ones to Let Go
      • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder
    2. PD Resources and Opportunities
      • Scholars at Risk (SAR): Call for Volunteer Proofreaders 
      • Upcoming Teaching and Learning Conferences
      • CTLT Workshops
    3. SoTL
      • Call for Applications: CELT Senior Editor
      • Call for Proposal: SoTL Seed Program & SoTL Dissemination Fund
      • ISSoTL Call for Nominations
      • Survey Invitation: Teaching Multilingual Students

     

    1. ELNET Announcements 

     

    EL Work Equity Survey

    Faculty members in the Educational Leadership (EL) rank will be invited to participate in a survey beginning  April 26 and ending May 14. This survey is positioned in the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives from the UBC President’s Office.  Led by EL faculty members, the aim is to examine work roles held in this rank. The survey is divided in two sections: Work Equity Survey and Self-Identification. We would like to hear about your perspectives, experiences and suggestions. Your participation is voluntary and anonymous.

     

    Survey link: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5bsA4jEnHkq0t4W

     

    A final report of the results of the survey will be sent to the President’s Office and to the ELNET population. We anticipate that the ELNET community will bring forward recommendations based on these initial results.

     

    If you have any questions or concerns, please do contact us.

     

    We look forward to hearing from you.

     

    Karen Ragoonaden, Faculty Senior Advisor to the President

    Silvia Bartolic, Co-Chair, UBC Educational Leadership Network

    Jannik Haruo Eikenaar, Co-Chair, UBC Educational Leadership Network

    Ayaka Yoshimizu, Communication and Membership Coordinator, UBC Educational Leadership Network

    Sally Stewart, Mentorship Coordinator, UBC Educational Leadership Network

    Fabiano Camara, Graduate Research Assistant

     

     

    ELNET Event Call for Presenters

    2nd Annual “Market Place” Event: Love It or Lose It: Ideas to Keep in Your Teaching Practice and Ones to Let Go

    You are invited to submit a presentation for ELNET’s 2nd Annual Marketplace: “Love it or Lose it”.  We have all tried many new methods to enhance teaching during our rapid transition to remote instruction this academic year, and this is a great opportunity to reflect on and share lessons learned and materials that might serve us in future teaching. This event will be co-sponsored by UBCV CTLT and UBCO CTL as part of “Celebrate Learning Week,” May 17 at 4:00-5:30 pm. 

    Please complete the short form below if you are keen to present. Presentation submissions will be reviewed by the ELNET committee and presenters will be notified shortly. Additionally, confirmed presenters will be asked to prepare a short summary handout to support their presentation that will be provided to all participants. Even if you don’t care to present we hope that you will attend this practical and fun teaching event during CTL/CTLT’s Celebrate Learning Week (Register here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3KoZYGYv6dLbwr4).

     

    Please submit your responses to the following questions by Friday, May 7, 5.00 pm, to Nina Hewitt nina.hewitt@ubc.ca or Anita Chaudhuri anita.chaudhuri@ubc.ca

     

    Name:

    Position/rank:

    Dept./Faculty/Campus:

    Email:

    Presentation title:

    Brief Summary of your “love it or lose it” practice: (250 words)

    (Please indicate if this is an evidence-based practice or something you have just tried; highlight if this practice has any applications for specific programs, class size, student sub-population or other.)

     

    For more information about the event, please visit: https://blogs.ubc.ca/edleadershipnetwork/category/events/

     

    ELNET Mentorship Program

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or robert.crawford@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.

     

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

     

    Scholars at Risk (SAR): Call for Volunteer Proofreaders 

     

    SAR invites interested individuals to participate in the new Volunteer Proofreader Initiative by offering professional, individualized edits and suggestions to CVs, cover letters, teaching statements, and other documents relevant to the academic job search. By providing professional edits and recommendations, you will help not only in addressing a scholar’s immediate proofreading needs but also in supporting a scholar’s understanding of the fundamental aspects of the job application process.

     

    For more information, visit: https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/volunteer-proofreader-initiative/

     

    Upcoming Teaching and Learning Conferences

    Upcoming Conferences

     

    Call for Proposals

     

    CTLT Workshops

    Online Course Design Showcase Series: Piloting a Concurrent Hybrid Model within a Professional Graduate Program

    April 27 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.

    In response to student feedback amidst the transition to online learning, the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program approached learning design in creative ways. Discuss models of learning, ask questions and share ideas!

    https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/online-course-design-showcase-series-piloting-a-concurrent-hybrid-model-within-a-professional-graduate-program-april-27-2021/ 

     

    Celebrate Learning Week Keynote — Bandwidth Recovery: Helping Students Reclaim Cognitive Resources Lost to Poverty, Racism, and other “Differentisms”

    May 18 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Introducing our Celebrate Learning Week Keynote Speaker, Cia Verschelden. Recognize the impact of societal realities, learn about the bandwidth concept, and explore how to implement strategies to help students regain the cognitive resources to be successful. 

    https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/celebrate-learning-week-keynote-bandwidth-recovery-helping-students-reclaim-cognitive-resources-lost-to-poverty-racism-and-other-differentisms/ 

     

    Following the keynote event, Cia Verschelden will be hosting additional workshops to focus on specific roles in assisting students recover bandwidth.

    Faculty Workshop | May 18 | 1:00-2:30 pm

     

    Student and Faculty Perspectives on Learning and Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    May 20 | 9:30–11:00 a.m.

    Students and faculty reflect on their experiences of learning and teaching over the past year. Explore how to create more equitable and compelling learning opportunities at UBC.

    https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/student-and-faculty-perspectives-on-learning-and-teaching-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ 

     

    Shaping Our Future: A Fireside Chat

    May 20 | 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

    Attend an informal dialogue with the Associate Provosts of Teaching and Learning, Simon Bates (UBCV) and Brad Wuetherick (UBCO) as they share the lessons learned from the rapid shift to remote instruction.

    https://events.ctlt.ubc.ca/events/shaping-our-future-a-fireside-chat/ 

     

    SAVE THE DATE! CTLT Spring Institute 

    June 7–10, 2021

    Hosted this year in June, the Spring Institute offers educators in the UBC teaching and learning community a platform to share innovative practices and research around teaching, learning and technology. The full schedule will be posted soon.

    https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/spring-institute/

     

    RESOURCE

    Respect, Sincerity & Responsibility: Land Acknowledgements @ UBC

    Respect, sincerity, and responsibility are three core principles to follow when developing land acknowledgements. Learn how to acknowledge Indigenous lands in a meaningful way through the new self-paced Canvas workshop developed by CTLT Indigenous Initiatives and HR Workplace Learning & Engagement.

    https://wpl.ubc.ca/browse/professional-development/courses/wpl-pd-rsr 

     

    1. SoTL

    Call for Applications: CELT Senior Editor

    The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) is seeking a senior editor from a Canadian college or university to assemble and oversee the editorial team of Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), for a three-year term, with the option of extending the commitment beyond this period.

     

    Visit this site for details: https://www.stlhe.ca/deadlines/call-for-applications-celt-senior-editor/

     

    Call for Proposals: SoTL Seed Program

    The UBC Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL) and the Centre for Teaching, Learning, & Technology offer a support program for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The SoTL Seed Program provides graduate research assistants, collegial support, and complementary funding for projects that seek to research and evaluate impactful pedagogies. Selected projects broaden our understanding of teaching and learning in higher education and show a potential for significant contributions to the UBC community and beyond. 

     

    Projects are strategically selected to reflect the breadth of work at UBC in terms of disciplines, scholarly approaches, and expertise. 

     

    Deadline: June 4, 2021. Please see the ISoTL Program page for more information. 

     

    Rolling Call for Proposals: SoTL Dissemination Fund

    Last year the Provost Office announced a new fund to support the publishing and dissemination of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning work. The funds are managed and adjudicated by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL). 

    The Dissemination Fund supports journal processing feedback, conference registration, travel costs, etc. All full time faculty at UBC-V are eligible to apply. 

    Deadline: Ongoing. Please see the Fund page for more information.

     

    ISSoTL Call for Nominations

    https://issotl.com/2021-call-for-nominations/

    ISSoTL is seeking nominations, by April 30, for the following positions: President Elect, Treasurer, Student Vice-President

     

    Survey Invitation: Teaching Multilingual Student

    Dear UBC Colleague,

     

    Do you teach multilingual undergraduate students who speak English as an additional language in your UBC courses (at UBC-V or UBC-O)? If so, we would like to hear from you by participating in an online survey.

     

    This survey is part of a study (Ethics ID H20-03118) that investigates instructors’ perspectives towards working with multilingual students at UBC. This project will contribute valuable insights to inform institutional policies and guidelines and create enhanced supports for instructors who teach multilingual undergraduate students.

     

    To complete the survey, please visit: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pew38MQZZ7v3ka

     

    The survey will be available until May 31, 2021.

     

    Thank you very much for your time,

     

    Teaching Multilingual Students Project Research Team:

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Sandra Zappa-Hollman, Assistant Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education (Sandra.zappa@ubc.ca ) Graduate Research Assistants:

    • Dmitri Detwyler (PhD Candidate, Department of Language and Literacy Education) •Greta Perris (PhD Student, Department of Language and Literacy Education)
     
  • ankal 4:13 pm on December 2, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    December 2020 Newsletter 

    Quote: “If you are a leader, do everything you can to grow yourself and create the right environment for others to grow” –John C. Maxwell— John C. Maxwell

     

    Dear Educational Leadership stream faculty,

     

    Congratulations for surviving an unprecedented term! While remote teaching will continue into Term 2 for most of us, I hope you will have some restful time this month.

     

    In This Update:

     

    1. ELNET Announcements
      • ELNet Fireside Chat on Zoom: December 15, 3:30-5pm
      • ELNET Mentorship Program Reminder
    2. PD Resources and Opportunities
      • 3M National Fellowship Award

      • CTLT Winter Institute

     

    1. SoTL
      • SoTL Dissemination Fund
      • Classroom Wellbeing Research Invite (The TEACHERS Project)

     

    1. ELNET Announcements 

     

    ELNet Fireside Chat on Zoom

     

    ELNet invites you to an end-of-term (virtual!) fireside chat to socialize with colleagues and share your reflections on the term. We also welcome hearing about things for which ELNet could gently advocate as we look ahead to 2021. Bring your own snacks, beverages, and seasonal attire – we look forward to seeing you soon!

     

    December 15, 3:30-5pm

    Zoom: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/67962426591?pwd=NGJIWlBsZUlFWTFhMERwUnh4VjlJQT09

     

    ELNET Mentorship Program

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or robert.crawford@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    For more information about ELNET, please visit our website.

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

    Updated 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award Guidelines Now Available

    The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) and 3M Canada are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2021 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award.

    The 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award is open to all Canadian post-secondary educators, regardless of discipline or level of appointment. Up to ten awards are given each year with the intent to recognize and reward an exceptional educator—one who, in addition to being known for extraordinary teaching, also demonstrates educational leadership, promoting exemplary teaching in others through educational innovation.

    In celebration of a 35-year partnership, STLHE and 3M Canada signed a new agreement. This agreement prompted an extensive review of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship Award. As a result, the 2021 call for nominations includes a newly revised nomination package and guidelines.

    You can view the revised call for nominations at: https://www.stlhe.ca/awards/3m-national-teaching-fellowships/. The submission deadline is January 15, 2021.

     

    CTLT Winter Institute

    From December 14-17, 2020, UBC faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate students are invited to a week of complimentary online professional development workshops during the mid-academic year to reflect on the impact their teaching, learning, and technological practices have on online student learning and experiences. The theme of the 2020 Winter Institute is, Sustainable, Inclusive & Thriving Online Teaching and Learning Communities.

     

    For the first time, the Institute will also feature a multi-day program. Transitioning to Online Teaching: A Blended Approach is designed to explore different approaches to online teaching, and blend synchronous and asynchronous online components. December 15th is “Wellbeing Day” with sessions examining the wellbeing of educators and students amid the transition to remote teaching and learning.

     

    For more info visit https://institute.ctlt.ubc.ca/winter-institute-2/winter-institute-events/

     

    1. SoTL

     

    Rolling Call for Proposals: SoTL Dissemination Fund

    Last year the Provost Office announced a new fund to support the publishing and dissemination of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning work. The funds are managed and adjudicated by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) and the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISoTL). 

    The Dissemination Fund supports journal processing feedback, conference registration, travel costs, etc. All full time faculty at UBC-V are eligible to apply. 

    Deadline: Ongoing. Please see the Fund page for more information.

     

    Classroom Wellbeing Research Invite (The TEACHERS Project)

    The TEACHERS Project ~ Research

     

    We are inviting you (and your class) to be a participant in a research project involving faculty training and support to integrate targeted wellbeing interventions into your class.  Research very strongly supports that student wellbeing, more specifically addressed and supported in classrooms, is linked to learning. This project aims to help you do that with little effort. If you are tight on time, have limited “know how” or resources for student wellbeing, and/or are keen to help students be well and learn, it would be wonderful to have you be a part of our research project.  Please email sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or jannik.eikenaar@ubc.ca for more information.

     
  • ankal 1:04 pm on September 28, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    September 2020 Newsletter 

    This newsletter was sent: September 2020

    1. About ELNet

    The UBC Educational Leadership Network (ELNet) is an informal group committed to supporting EL faculty members, sharing information, and celebrating EL work. Please feel free to reach out to us for information about activities, events, and mentoring!

     

    1.a/b. Message from co-chairs + Mandate and Vision

    This year, ELNet is working in the theme of “gentle advocacy” – continuing to support EL faculty members, listening to their concerns, and sharing those concerns with others at UBC (including senior administration). We’re not a formal advocacy group, but we’re happy to help spread the word around both campuses!

     

    1.c ELNet Team

    With a new academic year comes a new ELNet leadership team! We are excited to welcome several new faces to the team: for an up-to-date list, please check our About page.

     

    1.d Mentorship Program

     

    ELNET facilitates mentorship for educational leadership faculty, including preparing your dossier for promotion and tenure, helping you prioritize and determine focus of EL activities, and simply making connections with other EL faculty at UBC! If you are interested in being mentored, please send an email to sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or robert.campbell@ubc.ca and we will find a wonderful mentor to match you with.

     

    1. PD Resources and Opportunities

     

    STLHE BC AND YUKON TEACHING & LEARNING LEADERSHIP REGIONAL WORKSHOP

    Do you want to strengthen and grow your leadership abilities in teaching and learning in higher education?

    This workshop is for individuals in formal and informal leadership roles who want to explore and build on their leadership within higher education. In this session, participants will begin to develop a leadership philosophy and join a supportive network of peers to share opportunities and challenges in teaching and learning leadership. We define teaching and learning leadership to mean initiatives that you are currently involved in that contribute to the enhancement of teaching and learning within post-secondary environments.

    This workshop is designed for individuals who are in full-time or part-time faculty or staff roles broadly related to the fields of educational development, faculty support, and/or instructional design and who also have an interest in serving in a leadership capacity. As a regional STLHE event, participation is limited to individuals working in British Columbia or the Yukon. 

    By the end of this workshop, you will be able to

    1. Categorize the areas of teaching and learning leadership where you contribute most actively;
    2. Map the ways in which your values and teaching and learning leadership align;
    3. Begin to articulate a philosophy of teaching and learning leadership; and
    4. Determine next steps for advancing your own philosophy of teaching and learning leadership

    For information and sign up : https://www.stlhe.ca/bc-and-yukon-teaching-learning-leadership-regional-workshop

     

     

    1. The TEACHERS Project ~ Research

     

    We are inviting you (and your class) to be a participant in a research project involving faculty training and support to integrate targeted wellbeing interventions into your class.  Research very strongly supports that student wellbeing, more specifically addressed and supported in classrooms, is linked to learning. This project aims to help you do that with little effort. If you are tight on time, have limited “know how” or resources for student wellbeing, and/or are keen to help students be well and learn, it would be wonderful to have you be a part of our research project.  Please email sally.willis-stewart@ubc.ca or jannik.eikenaar@ubc.ca for more information.

     

    1. Potential Funding Opportunity (MURPH)

    Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Projects in Health (MURPH) is an undergraduate research program at UBC Okanagan, aiming to offer a unique cross-disciplinary platform for undergraduate students to engage in academic research, while also receiving professional training through custom-designed workshops. The core component of MURPH includes project teams comprising multiple undergraduate students and faculty members across different disciplines working together on applied health research projects.

    We are inviting all faculty members at UBC Okanagan to submit their project proposals to MURPH for the academic year of 2020-2021. The selected projects will receive salary support to hire undergraduate research assistants.

    New this year: Given the current pandemic, preference will be given to projects that are fully digital in nature and can be performed remotely by students. Topics of interest should be relevant to health, but may contain any theme (e.g. biomedical, public health, remote health, medical education, design of personal protective equipment, novel diagnostic tools, sharing data and management, etc.).

    To learn more about MRUPH and apply to the program, please visit https://mmri.ubc.ca/murph/.   Application deadline: Sept. 15

    Best regards,

    MURPH Management Team

    https://mmri.ubc.ca/murph/

     

    1. New Open Access Book from CEL

    Writing about Learning and Teaching in Higher Education:

    Creating and Contributing to Scholarly Conversations across a Range of Genres

    by Mick Healey, Kelly E. Matthews, and Alison Cook-Sather

     

    Writing about Learning and Teaching in Higher Education offers detailed guidance to scholars at all stages—experienced and new academics, graduate students, and undergraduates—regarding how to write about learning and teaching in higher education.

     

    It evokes established practices, recommends new ones, and challenges readers to expand notions of scholarship by describing reasons for publishing across a range of genres, from the traditional empirical research article to modes such as stories and social media that are newly recognized in scholarly arenas.

     

    The book provides practical guidance for scholars in writing each genre—and in getting them published.

     

     

    1. Celebrate SoTL Events

    We are excited to announce that the third annual UBC Celebrate Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) event will be held virtually this year, with events (e-poster and interactive panel) spread across two days: October 22-23. This will allow SoTL practitioners across UBC to share their stories from practice, engage in dialogue around teaching and learning topics, and network with colleagues across disciplines. The event also helps potential and existing SoTL grant holders become familiar with SoTL work that is taking place at UBC. Read about the 2019 event.

    SoTL and Student Well-Being Panel Discussion

    Date/time: Thursday October 22nd 12:30-2pm, Friday October 23rd 10-11:30AM (via zoom)

    Many instructors are involved in evaluating their classroom practices with a focus on skills gained or attitudes impacted. Knowledge of such attributes can be better scaffolded by attention to student well-being and its impact on teaching and learning. During this interactive panel, attendees will learn more about well-being research with student populations, and how to integrate a SoTL lens in their own well-being inquiries. 

    Panelists:

    • Dr. Michael Lee, Associate Professor of Teaching, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
    • Dr. Elisabeth Bailey, Associate Professor of Teaching, School of Nursing
    • Dr. Siobhán McPhee, Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Geography

    Register HERE

     

    Celebrate SoTL ePoster Session: Showcase your SoTL Work

    Date/time: Thursday October 22nd 12:30-2pm, Friday October 23rd 10-11:30AM (via zoom)

     

    Featuring SoTL activity across UBC, this session will provide an opportunity to learn about SoTL projects and disseminate project outcomes, successes and pitfalls. For those considering embarking in researching their teaching practice, this session will be a unique opportunity to engage with colleagues and learn from their SoTL experiences (solicit feedback, disseminate results, invite collaboration, etc.).

    Those interested in presenting their SoTL work should submit an application here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1zEkGWVledGGCYl.

    Facilitators:

    • Adriana Briseño-Garzón, Senior Manager: Research and Evaluation
    • Trish Varao-Sousa, Evaluation & Research Consultant
    • Bruce Moghtader, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Facilitator

    Register HERE

     
  • ankal 3:24 pm on August 4, 2020 Permalink | Reply  

    Student Voices on Remote Education in Covid-19 Era 

    Check out the full report by Siobhán McPhee and Katherine Lyon with recommendations for Fall Teaching.

     
  • ankal 4:20 pm on December 12, 2019 Permalink | Reply  

    TLEF Ideas and Questions 

    Thinking of applying to the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund? Want to bounce ideas off your peers? Post your comments/questions here!

     
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